The University won Best Large Event at last night’s Wrexham Tourism Awards, holding off competition from Wales Comic Con, FOCUS Wales and Underneath the Arches, among others.
The gig was the first held at the Racecourse Stadium for 34 years, with more than 20,000 watching the Welsh rockers play hits including Dakota, Traffic, and Local Boy in the Photograph.
They were supported by Llandudno favourites Catfish and the Bottlemen, Pretty Vicious, and The Ramona Flowers.
Receiving the award, Director of Operations Lynda Powell said: “I would like to thank all of the team for their hard work, including our partners VMS Live.
“This is a huge honour for the University and everyone involved in organising the concert, which was a massive success and well-received by both the community and music-goers from across the country and beyond.”
On Thursday 23rd March to Friday 24th March, Calon FM Radio Presenter Wayne Price will be celebrating Red Nose Day 2017 by completing a 24 hour dance-a-thon in Wrexham
Beginning at 4:30m on Thursday 23rd March and ending at 4:30pm Friday 24th March, the Calon FM Radio Presenter will be celebrating Red Nose Day 2017 by dancing for 24 hours in Wrexham.
Wayne Price said “I’ll be dancing in 3 venues during my Dance-a-thon. Firstly, I’ll be dancing in a converted garage during the night, then moving on to Calon FM’s studio to dance whilst hosting my show. From the studio, I’ll dance to Emz cakes on Chester Street where I shall dance until I drop.”
The Llangollen Fringe Festival will return for its incredible 20th edition this July. From its small beginnings back in 1998 .the festival will see over five thousand people visit the town for eleven days of music, theatre, dance, literature and more.
Starting out in a tent on a farmer’s field, the ‘Llan Fringe’ as it is affectionately known, has grown to encompass the entire town and over the years has gained a reputation for attracting famous and sometimes controversial names to its picturesque corner of North East Wales. Tracy Emin and Damien Hirst were both early guests at the Fringe, with the latter giving a workshop in ‘spin painting’ – some of the works produced have since gone on to sell for thousands at auction. As well as numerous performances from famous bands and musicians from around the world (including Gruff Rhys, The Buzzcocks, Wilko Johnson, Cerys Matthews, Charlotte church, Yat Kha, Lee ‘Scratch Perry and many more) The Fringe were also one of the first events to host a performance by notorious international drug smuggler Howard Marks, as well as a photographic exhibition by the German terrorist gang member, Astrid Prohl, both creating considerable controversy at the time.
Next week, Glyndwr University Open Mic Society are hosting an ‘Open Mic Week’ to raise money for Hope House Hospice. Throughout this week there will be many events throughout Glyndŵr University and Wrexham, including a taking over the Calon FM airwaves from 2-4pm on Thursday 9th March.
Our Happy Days presenter, Donna, will join members of the Open Mic Society and as well as chatting to staff from Hope House, you’ll be able to hear live acoustic performances from Callum Mackenzie, Sarah Leanne Davies, Jana Muller, Simon Grasser, Rowan Douglas, Ben McLeod, Connor Davies and Olivia Gidden.
A competition to find the world’s best young singers has been flooded with entries after a pioneering care organisation teamed up with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel to increase the prize money to £10,000.
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, revealed there’s been a huge surge in entries as a result of a boost to its prize fund by Pendine Park and the Bryn Terfel Foundation. The finalists will compete for the Pendine Prize and a cheque for £6,000 while the two runners up will each receive £2,000.
Arts-loving Pendine Park, who are long-term supporters of the Eisteddfod, have pledged to contribute £5,000 to the Voice of the Future competition with £3,000 coming from Sir Bryn’s foundation and £2,000 from the Eisteddfod. As a result, the total prize pot is more than six times the £1,500 awarded in previous years and the aim is to catapult the competition into a whole new league. The idea is to showcase and nurture young talent, providing each year’s winner with support and a cash injection to advance their burgeoning careers. Read the rest of this entry »